Read, Engage, Connect

The purpose of the Common Reading Program is to create a common educational and interactive experience for incoming undergraduate students, introducing them to NC State institutional and academic values and expectations, including engagement as members of this community of scholars.


Are you tired of just reading about critical local and global concerns?  Do you have an idea of how you and others can become actively engaged in an issue that relates to the common readings?   The Common Reading Committee is working on identifying funding to encourage your ideas to become reality.  Check back occasionally to this site where updated information on how to submit proposals for action will be posted.  Feel free to speak with one of the Common Reading Committee members to share your great idea for making text-inspired issues come alive to benefit the campus community.

Ideally, the chosen reading will gain additional dimensions by connecting readers with the author as keynote speaker for the annual Wolfpack Welcome Week Convocation and start-of-academic-year activities across campus.